HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c322W
Mr. Edward Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many persons were found guilty of murder, attempted murder and homicide, respectively, in 1972; and what were the comparable figures for the years 1962 and 1967;

(2) by what percentage the total number of convictions for murder, attempted murder and culpable homicide, respectively, in 1972 exceeded or was less than the comparable figure for 1962.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The number of persons convicted of murder, attempt to murder and culpable homicide in Scotland in 1962, 1967 and 1972, together with the percentage changes in 1972 compared with 1962, are shown in the table below:

1963 to 1972 and for 1973 to the latest available date; how many were granted; in which districts; and what area of land was involved in each case.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

This information, in the form requested, will take some time to assemble: but I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.